Haven't made moves on that New Years resolution yet? Shake off those winter chills and shed some holiday pounds with this 5K and 10K. Warm up after the race with hot beverages from Coda Coffee Company. Prizes for the top competitors include gift certificates to Runners Roost and fresh pairs of New Balance shoes. Sat 9 a.m.
Even as Denver begins to shed its "cowtown" image, we always get a little nostalgic about the Old West. Enter Patti Hallock's first solo exhibition, "The West is Here." Her haunting photos spotlight ruins, expansive fields, and empty highways from New Mexico to Nebraska. The result is a thought-provoking look at what the
Western states once were—and what they might become. Tue-Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri noon-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
There are future paleontologists digging in our sandboxes. Kiddos travel through prehistoric times to discover how dinosaurs roamed the world before creating their own fossils. Participants should bring lunch and a drink. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Do you wish your everyday photos would turn out a little more than mundane? Everyone has an iPhone, now learn to lock the artistic potential in yours. This class will teach you to maximize the potential of your phone ‘s and introduce you to the best apps for the job. You will learn how to create both abstract photos with effects and clear portraits. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thin Spandex bibs won't cut it for this race. Pile on the layers for the Copper Mountain night mountain bike race. The two-lap, 10-mile circuit is boable for every bike, from your typical trail rider to a giant-tire snow bike. The race is open to everyone, but bike lights and helmets are a must. If your knobby tires are already hung up for the winter, it's worth a trip just to watch riders tackle snow hills, a stair climb, and an ice rink ride. Sat 6 p.m.
Dancers and choreographers statewide have combined forces to create a conglomerate stage performance featuring segments of ballet, modern, contemporary, and sacred dance. The show is a collage of short varying segments, each choreographed by a different dance company, providing a gamut of Colorado talent. All proceeds benefit Amy Hollinger, a local professional ballerina and dance teacher who was struck by a vehicle last October and survives with severe injuries. Sat 7 p.m.
Just because a person isn't talking, doesn't mean they don't hear and understand the communication around them. In this PHAMLY production, a shy man in a group of boisterous guests at a resort-style fishing lodge is marked as a non-English speaking foreigner. As the chatter and gossip of from one guest to another spreads, the seemlingly invisible man takes it all in. The side-splitting comedy peaks when the all the resort's scandals are exposed. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Ann Hampton Callaway—a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter—is mixing jazz and pop styles as she honors Barbra Streisand's career in a performance paired with an orchestra. Sat 7:30 p.m.
Prefuse 73–aka Delarosa & Asora, Piano Overlord, and Ahmas Szabo–may change his name every so often, but his funky and addictive beats have remained consistent through the years. His over-edited sounds and unique glitch techniques attract both hip-hop and rock audiences alike. Hits such as “the Ground We Lift” and “One Word Extinguisher” exemplify his eclectic and modern style. Sat 8 p.m.
No stranger to the cold, vodka headlines this splashy winter benefit. Start the evening out with tastings of the clear spirit followed by a dance party fueled by DJ DC. Round out the night with a visit to the snack bar, enjoying a late night slider. Proceeds benefit the Friends for Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Sat 8 p.m.-midnight.
Calexico's desert and Latin-tinged Americana sound mixes the soaring mariachi horns of a Spaghetti Western soundtrack with the twang and energy of surf rock and the contemplation of hard-travelin' singer-songwriters. These mysterious, expansive tunes have landed the group on several movie soundtracks and involvement in collaborations with greats like Willie Nelson and Nancy Sinatra.